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IWK Telethon

Countdown to the IWK Telethon for Children 2021

IWK Telethon for Children on CTV will return in 2021

The IWK Telethon for Children on CTV will be back in 2021, celebrating its 37th year. This time-honoured annual fundraiser in support of the IWK will broadcast live from the CTV Atlantic studios in Halifax on Sunday, June 6, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Telethon broadcast will continue to represent and celebrate the power of the Maritime community coming together in support of the IWK, which is why this beloved event has been so successful over the last 36 years. Although there will not be the traditional remote broadcast locations at the IWK in Halifax or in Saint John, Charlottetown and Sydney, through our new reality of virtual platforms, the Telethon will continue to connect Maritimers from every corner of our region.

“Cancelling our 2020 IWK Telethon last year was one of the toughest decisions our organization has ever had to make, but it was the right thing to do at that time,” says Jennifer Gillivan, President & CEO, IWK Foundation. “Our team is working closely with our partners at CTV to bring the 2021 broadcast to life in an innovative, virtual and safe way as we continue the important tradition of recognizing the incredible generosity of donors throughout the Maritimes.”

Your support has helped purchase equipment like this.

EEG Amplifier
Purchased 1: This vital piece of equipment that monitors and records brain waves in patient with epilepsy.
Power Chairs
Purchased 2: These chairs can seat up to 150 patients a day, so wear and tear can happen quickly.
Surgical Telescopes
Purchased 4: These connect to a camera allowing surgeons to see clearly and perform surgery without large invasive incisions.

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